Trump thanks Scarborough for saying he looks '20 years younger' than many 2020 Dems

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE on Wednesday offered rare praise for MSNBC's Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough: Trump is either 'an agent of Russia' or 'a useful idiot' Saagar Enjeti: Republicans lost Kentucky by failing to appeal to working class Scarborough knocks GOP senator for Pelosi remark: He 'degraded himself' MORE after the "Morning Joe" host said the president "looked 20 years younger than a lot of the 2020 Democratic candidates."

"Thank you Joe and remember, the BRAIN is much sharper also!" Trump said in a retweet of the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, who had reported on Scarborough's comments Wednesday morning. 



Trump and Scarborough have sparred in public repeatedly since Trump captured the Republican nomination for president in May 2016. 

Prior to that point, Trump had regularly appeared on "Morning Joe" by phone for what some characterized as friendly interviews.

Critics called Scarborough and co-host Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiTYT's Cenk Uygur rips Dems condemning Trump 'lock him up' chant: 'Most feckless party' ever 'Sorry Joe' trends as Scarborough faces backlash for defending Trump after World Series chant Scarborough scolds Nats fans for 'lock him up' chant: 'We are Americans and we do not do that' MORE's relationship with Trump a "bromance of convenience" and accused them of "brown-nosing."

But, since then, Scarborough has frequently lashed out at the president, calling him "more of a threat to U.S. than any foreign adversary," while both hosts have claimed multiple times that they think Trump is suffering from the early stages of dementia.

Trump has often fired back at the pair, calling Scarborough "Pyscho Joe" and Brzezinski "Low I.Q. Mika" while targeting their program for what the former television star calls low ratings.